Jean-Baptiste Edouard (1848-1912), French. Century. Episode du siege de Paris. Brancardiers sue le champ de bataille; the Siege of Paris (1870-71) and the consequent capture of the city by Prussian forces led to French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire. Materials: oil on canvas. Provenance: Ch?teau de Versailles, France / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library.